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UHEF & Uni News

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Jun, 2017

UHEF awards four senior scholarships

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[Posted June 1, 2017] One of the most rewarding activities of the Uni Hi Education Foundation is to honor seniors with special scholarship awards made possible by alumni donations. This year, four seniors received UHEF recognition at a special on-campus awards ceremony on May 24: (Photo above: Uni Director of Theater Arts Ronnie Sperling with Alyssa Suzukaawa; below: Sperling and Kate Im. Courtesy: Ivan Finkle/UHEF) Community Service Scholarship: Given to a graduating senior in recognition of their outstanding service to the Los Angeles community: Kate Im and Alyssa Suzukawa Sharon […]

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May, 2017

You’re invited to “Nourish Your Senses” on June 3

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[Posted May 29, 2017] Uni’s indefatigable chief of health and environmental science programs, Kerri Eich is staging the second “Nourish Your Senses” seminar on campus on Saturday, June 3, with the public happily invited to attend. You’ll hear from Eich and: Sarah Greenfield, owner of Fearless Fig Mindy Schleger, owner of Food Fitter Don Smith, soil expert for Kiss The Ground The series will be presented from 12:00 -3:00 p.m. in the Amphitheater on campus, with thanks for grant funding from HMC Architects. You can learn how understanding food better […]

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Apr, 2017

Uni Health & Fitness Fair coming April 27: You are invited!

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[Posted Apr. 4, 2017] Uni’s unique health and international foods program will be showcased during the school’s Open House on Thursday, April 27 with its ninth annual Health & Fitness Fair. Organized by irrepressible teacher Kerri Eich, the showcase will be open from 5-7 p.m. on campus. “In my class, we rotate students through 14 different jobs that support our weekly healthy meal preparation. Every student manages their own garden plot where they cultivate food and learn about nutrition and the health benefits of food. Every year our class organizes […]

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Feb, 2017

Uni to let its “Freak Flag” fly with “Shrek the Musical” opening April 19

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[Posted Feb. 5, 2017] Nasty will be nice and West Los Angeles will be “ogre-the- moon” when Uni Theater Arts troupe presents its production of “Shrek The Musical” beginning April 19th, 2017. The family-friendly musical comedy follows the adventures of an ogre named Shrek who sets off on a quest to save Princess Fiona from a dragon. However, it turns out that in order to ultimately succeed, Shrek must battle an even bigger obstacle: learning how to believe in himself and open his heart to others. Setting off with his […]

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Jan, 2017

Memorial Service for Dick Kampmann on Saturday, Feb. 4

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[Posted Jan. 30, 2017] To honor the greatest coach in University High School history – Dick Kampmann – a memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at Uni’s Stivelman Theater on Saturday, February 4, beginning at 11 a.m. Street parking is available and all are welcome. Kampmann passed away on January 23, aged 92, at his longtime home in Santa Monica and was surrounded by family and friends until the end. Many inquiries have been made about donations, flowers or gifts. Kampmann’s son, Bill Stimming, asks that […]

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Jan, 2017

Coach Dick Kampmann: 1925-2017

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[Posted Jan. 24, 2017] One of University High School’s legendary teachers has passed away. A note sent to friends last night stated: “With deep sadness, this message is to inform you that Coach Dick Kampmann passed away this afternoon at 2:12 p.m. at his home in Santa Monica. He was with family at the end and at age 92, lived a full and meaningful life. He and [wife] Deb are now once more united, forever. “[Son] Bill Stimming is now busy making the necessary arrangements and there will be a […]

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Dec, 2016

Inaugural Uni Film Festival slated for April 28-29

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[Posted December 15, 2016] Los Angeles is the long-time home of the U.S. entertainment industry and in the heyday of the Hollywood studios, Uni’s was its favored high school, with alums such as Jeff Bridges, Ryan O’Neal, Elizabeth Taylor and Norma Baker, later known as Marilyn Monroe. So Uni and the UHEF will partner this spring for the first University High School Film Festival, over two nights in late April, at the renovated Stivelman Theater: April 28: Friday ~ Student Film Festival (4 p.m.) April 29: Saturday ~ Alumni reception […]

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Dec, 2016

“Shrek The Musical” auditions coming

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[Posted December 8, 2016] “The Fantasticks” was a major-league hit for the Uni theater team, but there’s no rest, especially with another show to do! Uni’s Director of Theatre Arts, Ronnie Sperling, has booked Disney’s “Shrek The Musical” for the spring, bringing the beloved green ogre to the stage of the re-vitalized Stivelman Theater next April 19-22. But first there has to be a cast. So, auditions for the show will take place at the Stivelman Theater on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 13-14, with callbacks on December 15. Students interested […]

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Dec, 2016

Thanks for making “The Fantasticks” a hit!

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[Posted December 5, 2016] A talented cast lit up the renovated Stivelman Theater at Uni for “The Fantasticks” in front of excited audiences for four performances. Pictured above: Victoria Saxxon as Bellamy (with the straw hat) and Jasmine Mentzer as Hucklebee (All photos courtesy Ivan Finkle/UHEF). Uni’s Director of Theatre Arts, Ronnie Sperling, noted that “We ended with three great houses thanks to the efforts of [Uni principal] Eric Davidson, Sandee Yamamoto, and Lauren Franca. “The Friday night show was really packed. Concessions and the raffle brought in big numbers. […]

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Nov, 2016

“The Fantasticks” opens at Uni on November 30

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[Posted November 29, 2016] Ready for “The Fantasticks”? Pictured above: The cast of “The Fantasticks”:  (top row) Joseph Mejia, Akira Shelton, Emile Victoria Brown; (middle row) Charlene Herrella, Victoria Saxxon, Jasmine Mentzer, Giovanni Molinaro; (bottom row) Erin Washington, Nuhamin Fekade. (Photo courtesy Ivan Finkle/UHEF) The famed lyrical and romantic musical that tells an allegorical love story about a boy, a girl, two mothers (in the Uni version) and a wall will open for four performances only at the renovated Stivelman Theater on campus on Wednesday, November 30. The schedule: (1) […]

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